C.V. CURRICULUM VITAE

73 Paintings created in 2021
89 paintings so far in 2022 as of September 25.

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

 So it all just goes away? We are all just forms of energy until our star bursts away? The struggle to survive is merely a competition against time? Suffering is merely the tantrum of the pleasure center of our brain for more self-indulgent entertainment? Are we collectively bargaining toward the good? Permanence is theater regarded in front row seats. We know this and express it in reverence to aged objects still breathing on their own. Crust is a badge of honor. Patina is the song of retired warriors. Rust soothes the retina in adagio. Therefore, I paint.

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ADDITIONALLY


I paint what I like to see. I paint what I want to hang on my walls. I paint worlds and scenes I want to escape into. I paint the term ‘what if.’ I do not want to paint seascapes or flowers over and over again. I don’t want to be limited to the confines of the plein air approach. I don’t want to be welded and brazed to any one convenient style. I love art and painting for the inherent freedom it affords. When I start painting a canvas, I have no idea what will commence. I just start. I used to sketch them out. But it felt too constricting. I longed to paint freely. And that’s what I do. As a middle child, I want your attention. And that’s what I do. Boldly and freely. 

Additionally,  I consider myself a predicament painter. I love to take bold risks on the canvas where the only way out is to paint my way out of it and bring it to a successful conclusion. I learn more from this process than any other method. There are those times where it all goes smoothly, and art just spills out of me onto the canvas. Other times I work overtime making mistake after mistake to the point where I work through it to when I’m finally ready to sign the work realize they are not mistakes after all, but risks. And each risk is a gift I accept humbly. 


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Representation: 

Gallery 24, Los Gatos, CA

https://www.lggallery24.org


Art Education

 

University of Iowa
Oregon College of Art
Monterey Peninsula College


Awards

Lost in Transit - Critic's Choice
   Kennedy Road Art Show, Los Gatos, CA 2022
   Awarded and critiqued by Will Maher, Internationally recognized artist

A Portrait of Buckminster Fuller: Call Me Trimtab - Honorable Mention

     Greater Bay Area Open art competition 2022
     NUMU Museum, Los Gatos, CA
     Los Gatos Art Association
     
JURORS: Preston Metcalf:  Executive Director of the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara, CA,
                      Julie Ericsson, Art Curator at NUMU, New Museum Los Gatos 



Ansel Adams -
Honorable Mention
   
 Seaside Art Commission,


Juried In


Pacific Grove Public Library, Pacific Grove, CA. October 4, 2022– January 6, 2023
“Remember, Rise, Revitalize”
A Fine Art Juried Show
"Freeing the Forbidden"
"Black Wives Matter"



UArt Open, University Art Center, Redwood City, CA - 2022
   Juror: Kelly Detweller, Professor of Art, Santa Clara University
   "The Voyagers"



Kennedy Road Art Show 2022, Los Gatos, CA. July 15 - 28, 2022
   
Juror: Will Maher
   "Lost in Transit"
   "The Pinot Place"|


Gallerium Art Prize (GAP) 2022. Exhibition May 20 - June 30
National Juried Show
   "The Emergent Blessing of Wine" (Collage)


Art Fluent, International Art Exhibit, 2022
   "Bonnie"
   
Theme:Within

Diversia: UN Calendar 2022 - May 2022
International Juried Show
   "RBG (Ruth Bader Ginsberg)"

NUMU Museum, Los Gatos. CA. - The Greater Bay Area Open (GBAO).
A fine art competition of 2D and 3D artwork presented by the Los Gatos Art Association in partnership with NUMU, New Museum Los Gatos,and held in Los Gatos, CA at NUMU, New Museum Los Gatos. Artwork selected for this competition will be shown over a five-week period. Show Dates: February 4, 2022 – March 12, 2022.
   Jurors: Preston Metcalf & Julie Ericsson
    "A Portrait of Buckminster Fuller: Call Me Trimtab"

Marin Society of Artists: Artist's Vision 2020 - An International Juried Fine Arts Exhibition
International Juried Show
January 15 - March 14, 2022
-->   Juror:JEN TOUGH, Jen Tough Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
    "October Bloom"


Gallerium Art. Emotions- 2021 Show
National Juried Show
     "The Proposal"

Art Ark Gallery, San Jose, CA - two pieces, August 18 - September 15, 2021
     "The Proposal"
     "Down Time"


Los Gatos Art Association, Los Gatos, CA - Online Member’s Juried Show, Fall 2021
     "Monterey Soliloquy"
     "A Nook in Old Town, Rhodes"
     "Mayacamas Barrel Room"


Kansas City Stockyards Gallery, Kansas City, MO - Holiday Small Works Show 2021
National Juried Show
     "Barcelona Overtones"

Las Laguna Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA - Botanical Art and Illustration - December 2 - 31
   
  "Palo Alto Interlude"

Art Gallery 118 - Online Exhibition - Passages - January 6 - February 6, 2022
     "The Unstated Incident at Martial Cottle Park"
     

Solo Shows 

Narrative Fermentations, San Jose, CA. June 18, 2022
The Grape Nest, Point Richmond, CA - June 11, 2022
University Art Center, Redwood City, CA. June 2022
University Art Center
, Redwood City, CA. May 2022
University Art Center, Redwood City, CA. April 2022
University Art Center, Redwood City, CA. March 2022

University Art Center, Redwood City, CA. February 1-28, 2022
Silicon Valley Open Studios - September 18-19 & 25-26, 2021
The Grape Nest, Point Richmond, CA - July 24-25, 2021
The Wine Room, Palo Alto, CA - July 11, 2021
Tillie Gort's, Monterey, CA
The Crepe, The Barnyard, Carmel, CA
Seaside City Hall, Seaside, CA

Collections

Lillian Jones Collection, Pueblo, CO
Miller Collection, West Burlington, IA
Morris Collection, Ankeny, IA
Ashford-Werntz Collection, Omaha, NE
The Fick Collection, Wahoo, NE
The Ashford-Werntz Collection, Omaha, NE

Nate Donovan, Sunnyvale, CA
Grey Guthman, Los Gatos, CA
Tim Shaw Collection, Pacifica, CA
Hoelzen Collection, Cedar Rapids, IA
Gupta Collection, Sebastopol, CA (Two paintings)
The Pilgrim Collection, Papillion, NE (Two paintings)
Al  Parker Estate, Carmel Valley CA
Lackey Collection, Pacific Grove CA
Private collection, Pebble Beach, CA
Private collection, Emeryville, CA
Private collection, Point Richmond, CA
Private collection, Monterey, CA
Private collection, Pacific Grove, CA
Private Collection, Carmel, CA
Private collection, Carmel Valley, CA

 

Group Shows 

 

Reflections, Kennedy Road Art Show, Los Gatos, CA - July 15 - 24, 2022
   "Lost in Transit
   "The Pinot Place"


Within: Art Fluent, International Art Exhibit, 2022
   "Bonnie"


Diversia: UN Calendar 2022 - May 2022
International Juried Show
   "RBG (Ruth Bader Ginsberg)"

NUMU Museum, Los Gatos. CA. - The Greater Bay Area Open (GBAO)
 
A fine art competition of 2D and 3D artwork presented by the Los Gatos Art Association in partnership with NUMU, New Museum Los Gatos,and held in Los Gatos, CA at NUMU, New Museum Los Gatos. Artwork selected for this competition will be shown over a five-week period. Show Dates: February 4, 2022 – March 12, 2022.
Jurors: Preston Metcalf & Julie Ericsson
     "A Portrait of Buckminster Fuller: Call Me Trimtab"

Marin Society of Artists: Artist's Vision 2020 - January 15 - March 14, 2022
International Juried Show
(Juror: Jen Tough)
   
 "October Bloom"

Emotions - 2021 (Exhibition and Publication) January 15 - February 15, 2022
   
 "The Proposal"

Art Gallery 118 - Online Exhibition - Passages - January 6 - February 6, 2022

     "The Unstated Incident at Martial Cottle Park"

Las Laguna Art Gallery , Laguna Beach, CA, December 2021
     (Las Laguna Art Gallery is pleased to present 2021 Botanical Art and Illustration Group Exhibition.
     Selected from several hundred submissions this show features stand out works from artists
     spanning the globe.)
     "Palo Alto Interlude"

Kansas City Stockyards Gallery, Kansas City, KS - November 19 - January 14, 2022
     "Barcelona Overtones"

Silicon Valley Open Studios Online Exhibit, Fall 2021 - August 23-September 15th

Art Ark Gallery, San Jose, CA - August 23-September 15.
     "The Proposal"
      "Down Time"


Sea & Tree Gallery. Monterey, CA

Seaside City Hall, Seaside, CA
 

Media & Publications

 
The Book of Arts: Emotions 2021 by Gallerium
National Lampoon
San Francisco Chronicle
Monterey Life
Monterey Peninsula Herald
Carmel Pine Cone
Pacific Grove-Pebble Beach Tribune


Press 


The Richmond Standard, Point Richmond Wine Bar to Show Works by The Sommelier Painter, July 21, 2021

San Francisco Chronicle
Carmel Pine Cone, Carmel CA
Monterey Life, Monterey, CA
Pacific Grove-Pebble Beach Tribune

 

Memberships & Affiliations

Los Gatos Art Association, Los Gatos, CA
Art Span, San Francisco, CA